A man has died after contracting a rare form of cancer, according to the country’s health authorities.
An autopsy is pending, and his cause of death is not yet known.
The man, who was in his 40s, had a tumour in his liver, said Dr Stefano Farias, a medical officer at the regional health department.
“The cause of his death has not yet been determined,” he told Reuters news agency.
“It is a very serious case and we are waiting for an autopsy to confirm that it is cancer.”
Dr Farios said it could take up to six months for a new diagnosis.
The case is the second such case in Italy in less than a month.
On Tuesday, a man in his 30s died of liver cancer.
He had been living in Italy’s Parma region for a decade.
The region is home to some of Italy’s most famous industrial sites and ironworks.
It is also home to the world’s oldest and largest ironworks, the Tasso mine in the nearby city of Tuscany.